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Best of New York Beauty 2003

Best Fake Tan

  • Paul Labrecque

    171 East 65th Street, 212-595-0099

    So you’ve had to cut down on the monthly trips to Saint-Tropez—still, there’s no need to look like you’ve been through the worst winter in years. Airbrush tanning—the method that gave Adrien Brody that Oscar glow—is a sun-damage-free way to look healthy and radiant. While many places that offer the treatment leave you streaky or (even worse) yellow, Paul Labrecque has found a formula that imparts the perfect bronze. Stand against a wall for fifteen to twenty minutes, and a skilled aesthetician will hose you down from head to toe. The spray is used to shade areas, making your hips look trimmer and defining your waist ($65). Soon, people will be telling you how toned and rested you look.

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